The bird was filmed trying to shoplift an entire loaf of bread from a Poundland in Whitby, north Yorkshire. Road worker Josh Binks was sat his car on May 17 when he saw the strange incident and decided to record it on his smartphone.
The 19-year-old, from Whitby, said: ‘I was picking my mum up as she works at that store, and I saw a seagull walk through the doors. I’d only just pulled up and I just watched it. ‘The bread was on a middle shelf about half a metre high and it was flapping its wings and pulling it towards himself.
Mr Binks added: ‘I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, I didn’t think it would be a seagull video on my social media that got so many likes and shares.’ The seagull was thwarted by a member of staff who saw what it was up to. Security was nowhere to be seen
Mr Binks said: ‘I know someone who had their fish and chips nicked out of their hands by a seagull. ‘They are definitely getting braver, and they are huge too.’